Weatherseal Holdings: Complaints

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what consideration he has given to applying the provisions of Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002 in response to the volume of consumer complaints generated by Weatherseal Holdings plc and its subsidiaries.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

holding answer 23 January 2008

: The Secretary of State does not have powers to apply the provisions of Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002. Part 8 is enforced by Trading Standards, the Office of Fair Trading and in Northern Ireland the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. If an enforcer such as Trading Standards receives sufficient complaints or intelligence about a trader they may consider action under the Act.

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